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20 GPs elected for BMA council roles


You see While I congratulate you guys got elected to represent us , the breaking news is our Home Secretary, poor Amber , resigned , just as I wrote a few days ago that the Windrush Scandal was the last nail in the coffin. There is an extraordinary and historically unique situation where a weak prime minister is being held in ransom by a group of aggressive far right colleagues in her cabinet and party . The only sanctuary she could find was the one guarded by her Home Secretary , her own successor of same position before taking the helm of the government. Now her own ‘legacies’ on immigration during that period of time as the Home Secretary will be well exposed for public scrutiny. We had our own taste of this obsession in immigration when we had to fight the ridiculous decision to deport Dr Luke Ong for a slightly late visa application. My point is our old enemy has now become very dysfunctional, delusional and disorganised. The prime minister might even have to consider her position soon . Of course , the caveat then could be a government led by a group of hard core Brexiteers. The other possibility is obviously another early general election. Whatever the political circumstances will become , we need to be absolutely sure and unshaken about what we want to fight for against our enemy . Adding even more oddities to this unique time of history at the 70th birthday of NHS , we also have a longest serving health secretary who used to ‘win’ 220,000 votes of no confidence, suddenly found his ‘soul’ wanting to be the good guy . He supported a review of the GMC’s actions on Dr BG , stood side by side with the shadow health secretary supporting actions to support alcoholic parents and their children (Jon Ashworth was one himself) and also pledged new legislation to protect children from harm’s way on internet. Most importantly, the health secretary changed his narrative and admitted that NHS does need new cash injection , hence , supporting a cross-party group to propose a new way to fund NHS through taxation, for instance. My guess (correct me if I am wrong ) is our beloved Agent Hunt no longer wants to remain as an agent and fancy ‘going out with bang’ . What’s next ? Well ,he is now officially supporting leaving EU and his ‘success’ to survive all these criticisms and controversies throughout his reign , is a merit of being a strong politician (at least in the eyes of some media ). Who would you want to be the next prime minister? Mr Rees-Mogg ? Mr Johnson?? Or Mr Hunt ??? Watch the space , folks , one day of politics is too long . Perhaps , there is no such thing called ‘friends or foes’ in politics , especially if there is a political bargaining right In front of you . I let you guys in BMA to think about these with your wit.......

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29 Apr 2018

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